Welcome to PACO!

At PACO, we work to promote the interests of paralegals, foster relationships with the legal community, serve the public, advocate the Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility, and endorse the mission of PACO.
Upcoming Events...

August 16, 2018:
Public Relations Committee Kick-off Meeting

August 28, 2018:
PACO's End of Summer Gathering

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PACO Recreational and Networking Event – Tuesday, August 28, 2018

We are all set for PACO’s end-of-summer celebration and networking event on Tuesday, August 28, 2018! We will be hosting a fun time at Ten Pin Alley in Hilliard, located at 5499 Ten Pin Alley (along Main Street / Hilliard Rome Road). Come join us from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for pizza, two games of bowling, and bocce ball in the company of other paralegals, at no cost to you! Please click here to register.

Public Relations Committee

If you are interested in publicity relative to the activities of PACO, you may want to check out the Public Relations Committee. This committee will be meeting for its Committee Kick-off Meeting on August 16th at 5:30 p.m. at the offices of Poling Law, located at 300 East Broad Street. Free parking is provided via an entrance to an attached parking garage off Grant Avenue. If you wish to attend in person, please contact the Committee Chair, Mindi Schaefer, at MSchaefer@poling-law.com, or you may call her at (614) 737-2914. If you are unable to attend in person, please contact Mindi to discuss an option to attend via telephone. The RSVP deadline is August 14th.

PACO’s Mentoring Committee

Are you interested in a mentor? Have you ever felt all alone in your office or at school and wished you had a senior experienced paralegal professional who could offer you insights and advice? The value of having a mentor can contribute to your success on the job and at school. With a little time investment, you can the gain a wealth of knowledge that may not be found in the classroom or on the job. Sign up today to be paired with a PACO mentor and begin a new path of success by building your support team!

Click here to fill out the Mentee Request Form and submit it to mentor@pacoparalegals.org. If you have any questions regarding the above, please send an email to Rebecca M. Lewis at mentor@pacoparalegals.org.

Social Media... We have it!

Be sure to check out PACO’s Facebook and LinkedIn profiles! PACO uses these social media platforms to communicate with members in connection with the Messages from the President. Be sure to follow, like, connect and in general just get to know us on Facebook and LinkedIn today! If you have any questions or need further information about our social media platforms, please contact Social Media and Website Coordinator Mindi Schaefer at mschaefer@poling-law.com or 614-737-2914.

Scholarship for Students

The law firm of Doucet & Associates is offering a student scholarship. First prize is $1,000 and Second prize is $250. To apply / compete for the scholarship, please submit a short essay (300-500 words) responding to this question: Why are consumer laws important for society?

The deadline to apply is September 28, 2018.

A goal of the scholarship is to raise awareness about the benefits of consumer protection laws. The link to the scholarship page is https://www.doucet.law/scholarship/.


Your Primary and Secondary Representatives are preparing to attend the 2018 NFPA Annual Conference in Seattle, Washington. The conference will be held October 25-28 and is being hosted by the Washington State Paralegal Association. If you have questions or topics that you would like to have discussed, please contact PACO’s NFPA Primary Representative, Brittany Hays, via nfpa@pacoparalegals.org, or PACO’s NFPA Secondary Representative, Callie Kessler, at CKessler@reminger.com. Brittany and Callie serve as liaison for PACO to the NFPA. Also, you may log onto NFPA’s web site (https://www.paralegals.org) for additional information and to stay apprised of the benefits available to you through your membership with NFPA – another benefit of your PACO membership.

In Addition

You are welcome and encouraged to attend CBA events such as CLE and/or CBA committees. As part of your membership with PACO, you are also an associate member of the CBA so be sure to check out information that is distributed via e-mail from the CBA. Click here to view a complete calendar of committee events and CLE programs.

PACO Job Bank

Don’t forget to check out our Job Bank to view a current list of employment opportunities! There have been a few just in the last week! For information about posting a new opportunity with us, please visit http://www.pacoparalegals.org/job_bank.html or contact Cassandra Struble at jobbank@pacoparalegals.org.

Please contact any of our Board members if you have any questions or concerns:

Teresa Scharf – President (president@pacoparalegals.org)
Lynn Cory – Vice-President (vp@pacoparalegals.org)
Kemmily Kwok – Assistant Vice-President asstvicepres@pacoparalegals.org)
Connie French – Treasurer (treasurer@pacoparalegals.org)
Garth Rowbotham – Secretary (secretary@pacoparalegals.org)

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